Euarestella megacephala (Löw, 1846)

on Limbarda

parasite

Green, fusiform to sometimes globular swelling of the stem, 10 x 20 mm; inside a spacious cavity with a milk white larva or a pupa.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Limbarda crithmoides.

distribution within Europe

Malta, Sicily (PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Tephritis megacephala.

references

Ebejer (2015a), Houard (1909a).

mod 22.vii.2018